Quite often with watch repairs, personal projects get put aside with the intention of getting around to them next but inevitably another job comes in and such projects sit waiting longer and longer. However with Christmas and new year out of the way it was time to finally get around to one of the projects that had sat on the " To do " shelf for far too long.
In today's blog we take a look at a very nice and unique Omega model, the Chronostop. Unlike other chronographs the Chronostop works much in the way a timer does, in place of a start/stop button and a separate reset button the Chronostop only has the single operation pusher. In order to use the chronograph the button is pushed once to start it, push it a second time and hold it to take a reading, then upon releasing the button the mechanism resets to zero.
On all chronostop variants there is no continuous seconds nor is there a sub second to measure the minutes, if you needed to mark the minutes then you would have to recall them yourself. Whilst modern chronographs pack far more functionality i still believe the Chronostop has a place in a watch collectors heart.
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